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Father, daughter rescued at North Jetty

Father, daughter rescued at North Jetty

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A woman who fell into the water at the North Jetty, and a father who jumped in to save her, were successfully rescued shortly after 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16. Both suffered minor abrasions, but were otherwise unharmed. Robert Blubaugh of Yreka said his 29-year-old daughter, Robin

Warning: Blue-green algae in local waterways

Department of Health & Human Services HUMBOLDT – Local Public and Environmental Health officials are warning recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae).  The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in cooperation with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Mendocino

HSU to discontinue football after 2018 season

HSU Athletics HSU – Humboldt State University will discontinue its football program after the upcoming 2018 season. The move was announced earlier today, after coaches and players were informed. President Lisa Rossbacher described it as an unfortunate, but necessary, step in addressing the University’s structural deficit and protecting HSU’s core academic mission. She also emphasized

Madrone wins Fifth District seat

Mad River Union FIFTH DISTRICT – By a narrow  margin, Steve Madrone beat Ryan Sundberg in the race for Fifth District Supervisor. A Post Election Update, released minutes ago by the Humboldt County Elections Division, shows that Madrone beat incumbent candidate Sundberg by 103 votes. Madrone received 3,453 votes, or 50.63 percent, while Sundberg received

Small storm may bring rain

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A small storm is coming to Humboldt County late Friday evening and may linger on Saturday with some light rain and lower temperatures. The National Weather Service is forecasting patchy fog on Friday before 11 a.m., followed by partially sunny skies. The high in Arcata will be a mellow 63.

Print your legal notices in the Mad River Union and save money!

In planning your placement of future legal notices in Humboldt County publications, please consider doing so in the Mad River Union (adjudicated as a Newspaper of General Circulation on Nov. 1, 2013 by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge W. Bruce Watson, Decree No. CV130613). Of the publications vying for your public notice dollar, you won’t

Man killed when car flips, hits tree near Stone Lagoon

Mad River Union STONE LAGOON – The driver of a Honda SUV was killed this morning near Stone Lagoon when the car he was driving went off U.S. Highway 101, flipped over and collided with a tree. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. At about  10:24 a.m. the man was

Fifth District race too close to call

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – With thousands of votes yet to be counted, the results of the race for Fifth District supervisor may not be known for two weeks. The Election Night Final Report shows incumbent Ryan Sundberg trailing challenger Steve Madrone by a mere 33 votes. Madrone received 2,410 votes, or 50.25

McKinleyville to view ‘The Danger of a Single Story’

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – A group that formed last year to confront racism in McKinleyville is holding its first public event this week. The McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE) will show Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story” and hold a discussion about it on

Deputy assaulted, newspaper rack destroyed

Mad River Union EUREKA – A woman was arrested Sunday, June 3 after she allegedly got drunk, destroyed a newspaper rack and then assaulted a deputy in front of the Sheriff’s Office entrance on Fourth Street in Eureka. At about 2:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Fourth Street entrance of the

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